Popondetta was a Steam Locomotive Cafe in Lalaport Fujimi. However, in 2020 they replaced the cafe with a train operating activity. I don’t know if this is a temporary move during the pandemic, either way, the café is not available in 2020 or early 2021. In the hope that the café will be available again in the future, I have not deleted this post.

Steam Locomotive Café

One of the many fun and unique attractions of Lalaport Fujimi is the Steam Locomotive Cafe on the 3rd floor. The cafe, which is also a train shop, features a number of different model railway towns and a plarail display. You can enjoy the displays as you eat your lunch or have a coffee (see the video at the bottom).

Children’s plate at the Steam Locomotive Cafe

Steam locomotive cafe lalaport Fujimi

On weekdays, the children’s plate (800 yen in 2015) comes on a bullet train plate, as pictured below. They also have a “Nori Tetsu Meat” dish served with a train made out of seaweed. That comes with a half cooked egg though, so if you are buying for a child you might want to request they fully cook the egg! They have a bullet train cake on the menu too.

Lifelike model railway town at the steam locomotive cafe in lalaport Fujimi
Lifelike model railway town

There are bumper chairs, and crockery and cutlery for children at this train themed cafe. You help yourself to water. They don’t have toilets in the cafe itself, but you can use Lalaport’s toilets, 2 of which are close by.

Steam Locomotive Cafe Information

Very detailed model railway town
Very detailed model railway town

The Steam Locomotive Cafe is open daily from 10am to 9pm, last order for food is 8pm and for drinks it is 8.30pm. The nearest parking is probably car park lot number 2 or 3. The latter is outdoors. All parking in Lalaport is free. TEL: 049-257-6801


For more information in Japanese you can visit their official page here.

Realistic model railway town
Realistic model railway town

Lalaport Fujimi with kids

Play areas in Lalaport Fujimi

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Eating with kids in Lalaport Fujimi



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      We went again today, the novelty hasn’t worn off yet. 🙂 But the word has spread, much busier today.

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